EXPOSED: Shocking flaws in ABC’s reporting of war crimes
Ben Fordham is urging every 2GB listener to sign this petition.
The November Platoon soldiers accused of war crime in ABC journalists Mark Willacy, Dan Oaks and Alexandra Blucher’s reporting have launched a campaign for an independent review.
A e-petition has been lodged with Parliament.
Ben Fordham says the ABC owes the group of our war veterans an apology.
In October last year the broadcaster accused members of the November Platoon of committing of a war crime in Afghanistan.
They interviewed an unnamed US Marine who says he heard a ‘pop’ on the radio, which he assumed was a prisoner being shot in the head.
November Platoon strongly deny this allegation.
The ABC then claimed “Defence has confirmed there is an active criminal investigation into November Platoon,” which Defence has since refuted.
Ben described the reporting, which failed to afford the soldiers right of reply, as “a sick joke” which breaches four sections of the ABC’s editorial standards.
“What a shameful and embarrassing situation this is.
“Mark [Willacy], this one is garbage.
“Perhaps you need to hand back the Walkley award, because this story is literally unbelievable.”
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